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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 30 2012

Crash Course: The Best Show on the Internet

No, really.  And I am extraordinarily picky.  I don’t listen to podcasts and I rarely watch web series — despite the fact that I have worked on both, they just don’t hold my attention.  This, on the other hand, is absolute brilliance, and everyone I know who knows about it has watched the entire series …

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Jun 30 2012

Boyz-n-the-Hood on the Ukulele, as God intended

I am trying desperately to finish an independent study and start up the next one before the SSA conference next weekend.  So here’s a video of me playing the ukulele instead of an in-depth post.

Jun 28 2012

Hey Girls: You Deserve Cancer, you sluts!

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I live in a state that is often accused of being the worst.  We have a saying in South Carolina: “Thank God for Mississippi!”  When it comes to diseases and listening to the religious right being absolutely beyond stupid, we are pretty close to the bottom. There is a wonderful vaccine that prevents several kinds …

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Jun 28 2012

Secular Woman: National Organization Devoted to Women in Secularism

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There is a new organization on the scene, and one that I am very excited about.  I hope it is successful, because it seems to be pulling together a lot of the things the feminists in the movement have been calling for.  The organization is focused on raising money to give grants to send women …

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Jun 28 2012

Healthcare win: Obamacare survives SCOTUS

The Supreme Court ruled today on the Obamacare provisions and upheld it almost in its entirety.  I am surprised by this, I was fully expecting to be writing a post right now saying just the opposite.  Even more surprising is that Chief Justice Roberts was in the majority of the opinion and Kennedy wrote the …

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Jun 26 2012

Gay Marriage: Blankenhorn’s Conversion

It is human nature to love the story of a convert, but it is even better when the convert is someone who has been fighting against your cause for a long time.  David Blankenhorn was the key witness for the Prop 8 proponents (anti-marriage) and is generally thought to have made a bit of a …

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Jun 18 2012

Plan 9 from Seattle

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As some of you know, and many undoubtedly do not, I was in my first play ever last March, a stage version of the Ed Wood epic Plan 9 from Outer Space.  Well, I went to the museum in Seattle and discovered an actual UFO from the actual movie. And I saw lots of musical …

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Jun 17 2012

Feminism, Privilege, and Learning About Humility

This is a guest post from Patrick Mitchell, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Ashley F. Miller One year ago, after one of the most agonizing struggles of my life, I finally shook off the chains of fundamentalist Christianity, leaving me free to explore ideas in a way I never dreamt possible: in …

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Jun 16 2012

Seattle Anti-Caturday: BABY CUTTLEFISH

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I just went to the aquarium and there were baby cuttlefish!!! PZ bait…

Jun 15 2012

The point of the TAM harassment posts

I read the comment threads on a lot of these TAM harassment posts and many readers seem to miss the fundamental point: DJ said women were not attending TAM because other women were posting about harassment at skeptic events. He justified this by saying no reports of harassment were made at TAM last year. These …

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